Helvig Eriksdatter von Schleswig, Dronning af Danmark (1316 - 1374) MP

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Nicknames: "Heilwig"
Birthplace: Tikøb, Frederiksborg, Danmark
Death: Died in Sønderborg, Schleswig, Danmark
Managed by: Torsten Cargnelli
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About Helvig Eriksdatter von Schleswig, Dronning af Danmark

Helvig of Schleswig

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Queen consort of Denmark

Reign 1340–1374

Spouse Valdemar IV of Denmark

Issue

Margaret I of Denmark

Father Erik II, Duke of Schleswig

Died 1374

Esrum Abbey

Burial Esrum Abbey

Helvig of Schleswig (also erroneously Hedwig of Schleswig; died 1374) was a Danish Queen consort, spouse of King Valdemar IV of Denmark. She was the mother of Queen Margaret I of Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Hedwig was the daughter of Eric II, Duke of Schleswig. She married Valdemar in 1340. She brought with her a great dowry, which helped Valdemar in his politics. Valdemar suspected Hedwig of adultery, and she was given her own castle and resided there with her own court, separated from him. In 1355 Queen Hedwig, became a lay sister at Esrum Abbey after being supplanted by King Valdemar's mistress, Tove. The queen was buried in the abbey church, which brought royal gifts of property for the abbey.

[edit]References

Alf Henrikson: Dansk historia (Danish history) (1989) (Swedish)

Sven Rosborn (In Swedish): När hände vad i Nordens historia (When did what happen in the historiy of the Nordic countries) (1997)

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Helvig Eriksdatter von Schleswig, Dronning af Danmark's Timeline

1316
1316
Tikøb, Frederiksborg, Danmark
1340
1340
Age 24
1341
1341
Age 25
1347
January 4, 1347
Age 31
1349
1349
Age 33
1350
1350
Age 34
Denmark - son of Waldemar IV
1353
March 15, 1353
Age 37
Vordingborg, Danmark
1374
1374
Age 58
Sønderborg, Schleswig, Danmark
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Danmark